- a playful imitation of language consisting of invented, meaningless words; nonsense; gibberish.
- an example of writing or speech consisting of or containing meaningless words.
- consisting of or comparable to Jabberwocky; meaningless; senseless.
Origin of Jabberwocky
Examples from the Web for jabberwock
Says the shriek of the Jabberwock beneath my window, 'The Hun is destroyed.Erik Dorn
Let's call the idol the Jabberwock, and sing the Jabberwock song as we go up.Cricket at the Seashore
Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
This large cage is intended for the Jabberwock—when we obtain him.The Librarian at Play
Edmund Lester Pearson
You remember the musical setting I once made you for the Lay of the Jabberwock?The Troll Garden and Selected Stories
"'Beware of the Jabberwock that bites, my child,'" quoted Harvey.A Little Florida Lady
Dorothy C. Paine
- nonsense verse
Word Origin and History for jabberwock
1872, nonsense word (perhaps based on jabber) coined by Lewis Carroll, for the poem of the same name, which he published in "Through the Looking-Glass." The poem is about a fabulous beast called the Jabberwock.